The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressional Democrats this week to withdraw their plan to force taxpayers to pay for the killing of unborn babies in abortions.
Life News reports:
The widely unpopular measure is part of the budget reconciliation bill. If it passes, Americans will be forced to pay for elective abortions in Medicaid and other federal programs for the first time in more than four decades.
In a letter, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops told the U.S. House and Senate not to pass “provisions facilitating and funding the destruction of unborn human life,” Vatican News reports.
Instead, they implored lawmakers and the Biden administration to “work in good faith to advance important and life-saving healthcare provisions without forcing Americans to pay for the deliberate destruction of unborn human life.”
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, who chairs the bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, head of the bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, signed the letter to Congress, according to the report.
“As a devout Catholic and mother of five in six years, I feel that God blessed my husband and me with our beautiful family – five children in six years almost to the day,” Pelosi said. “But that may not be what we should – and it’s not up to me to dictate that that’s what other people should do, and it’s an issue of fairness and justice for poorer women in our country.”